Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
54 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson, David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jared Goff, Jameis Winston, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Von Miller

Rookie Cards (8) – Marlon Humphrey, Cam Robinson, Tre’Davious White, Jordan Willis, Bucky Hodges, Donnel Pumphrey, Teez Tabor, Artavis Scott

Inserts: 9 (all in gallery below along with some stars and rookies)
Xtra Points Blue (2) – Quincy Wilson (RC), Dez Bryant
Xtra Points Blue Spectacular Catch (1) – Kurt Warner
Spectacular Catch (2) – Mike Vrabel, Brett Favre
Banner Season (1) – Terrell Davis
Big Board (1) – Patrick Mahomes II
Alma Maters (1) – Josh Doctson
Connections (1) – Matt Ryan & Julio Jones

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rising Stars (1) – C.J. Prosise

What’s Buzz-worthy: It’s nothing like ripping a hobby box of this one where there’s an autograph in every jumbo pack and way, way, way more rookies, but this is a release that’s got plenty of color and energy with strong photography and that gets it a nearly top grade with this collector. As said in that previous rip, it’s a 300-card set with the last 100 being new NFL rookies in college action photos but with their new NFL teams noted via logos and color scheme for the cards’ name bars. With strong photos, that works. This box delivered well with a memorabilia card (not every box, which is a bummer) and some decent names in the inserts and parallels. The rookie crop? Not that hot. To some collectors, there may be too much college cardboard here — so they’ll feast on NFL sets more this season — but if you like the college game and the NFL this one feels well-balanced and a highlight.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

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